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By andynorth
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I know it will not win but it's about eating!!! My Capensis Alba munching on a fly. Took a minute to curl up around him but he finally did.
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By Panman
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We're at the two week mark, and haves some terrific photos. Here are the standings:
oval 6
Panman 4
optique 3
thepitchergrower 3
andynorth 2
Camden 2
elaineo 2
hollyhock 2
sanz 2
Stratofortress 2

Be sure to share your pictures of you plants stuffing their faces! And don't forget to vote for your favorites.
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By Intheswamp
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Ok, I don’t think I’m edible to compete this month but I went to move a cup of flytraps and found they’d be sniping granddaddy longlegs. :)
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By Panman
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Intheswamp wrote: Fri Nov 17, 2023 4:40 pm Ok, I don’t think I’m edible to compete this month but I went to move a cup of flytraps and found they’d be sniping granddaddy longlegs. :)
Don't be so hard on yourself. With a little bit of barbeque sauce, you'd be fine.
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By Panman
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A little over a week left in our contest, and here are the standings:
oval 7
Panman 5
optique 4
thepitchergrower 3
andynorth 2
Camden 2
elaineo 2
hollyhock 2
Intheswamp 2
sanz 2
Stratofortress 2

If you haven't already, be sure to go back and vote for your favorites!

PSA: Start thinking about your entry for the December Holiday Extravaganza! In addition to the prizes awarded by votes, there will be one prize given at random. For more details, check out the post at december-2023-photo-contest-4th-annual- ... 58662.html
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By Panman
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I think you will agree, that this month's winner is definitely a glutton!
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@Oval, congratulations. PM me for details on claiming your prize.

Thank you to everyone for participating and be sure to check out this month's Holiday Extravaganza contest. There are multiple prizes and one person will be randomly selected to win a door prize.
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By elaineo
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Congratulations @Oval!

I've got a burning question, but I didn't want to distract from the contest. It takes a few minutes for a flytrap to form a tight seal -- why didn't the lizard pull its head back out?? Or do they just grow new heads when they lose the old one.
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By DragonsEye
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elaineo wrote: Sat Dec 02, 2023 6:15 am I've got a burning question, but I didn't want to distract from the contest. It takes a few minutes for a flytrap to form a tight seal -- why didn't the lizard pull its head back out?? Or do they just grow new heads when they lose the old one.
Well, a number of possibilities there, Elena. Could be that the gecko was just weak to begin with, and therefore was unable to pull its head out. Or even the possibility that maybe at the time that there was a predator that it saw nearby, and it was doing the typical animal thing of freezing in place. And by the time it realized it needed to move, it was too late.

congrats oval!
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By oval
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elaineo wrote:I've got a burning question, but I didn't want to distract from the contest. It takes a few minutes for a flytrap to form a tight seal -- why didn't the lizard pull its head back out?? Or do they just grow new heads when they lose the old one.
That's what I've always wondered. A little wiggling could have freed it easily, it would seem. When I found it it was already tightly sealed or I would have helped it out. The next day or so, ants were busy breaking down the rest of the body.

Thanks all for the votes, thanks Matt and Leah! Thanks Panman, I PM'd you.
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By ChefDean
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For a "normal" photo contest, if you win, you have to wait three months before you can enter another. That rule is typically suspended for the holiday extravaganza.
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By Panman
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ChefDean is exactly right. We recently started a three month limit but the December contest is excluded from that rule.
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